News & Events


Save the Dates

  • Wednesday, October 4. 8am to 11am. Fall Coffee at Hershey Gardens Cottage. (Enter at Gate 2, upper lot.) Refreshments compliments of Lisa’s Café on Chocolate.
  • Wednesday, November 15. 6pm to 7pm. Peace Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Treehouse Café, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
  • Wednesday, December 6. 10am to 1pm. Holiday Tea. (Location detail TBA in the coming invitation.)
  • Donations accepted now through December 31. AFF LION’S SHARE
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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 8am to 9:30am. The Hershey Story classroom (lower level). Come at 8am to pick up coffee or breakfast before the business meetings and join us in the classroom for a time of companionship and extras prior to the business portion of the meeting. All members are welcome to join. Committee Chairs and Interest Group Coordinators will present updates for their respective groups. 

2023-2024 Dates of Meetings:

Nov 1. Jan 3. Feb 7. Mar 6. Apr 3. May 1.

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Additional Events for 2023-2024


November 15 - 6:00pm. Peace Tree at the Treehouse Café. Hershey Medical Center Courtyard. 

December 6 - 10am to 1pm. Holiday Tea. (Location detail TBA in the coming invitation.)

February 15 - 8am to 7:30pm. Blood Drive. University Conference Center.

March 2 - 6pm to 9pm. Wine Dinner and Silent Auction. Hershey Country Club, Keystone Ballroom.

May 13 - Time TBD - Spring Luncheon.

June 5 - Volunteer Luncheon.

Stay tuned for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

2023 Grant Allocations Announced

Penn State Health AFF’s mission is to support medical education, research, clinical care and scholarship. We are excited to announce that for this year, the Association of Faculty & Friends (AFF) has allocated grants to five outstanding recipients for the following projects:

Community Outreach
* Food as Medicine Program
* Cancer Survivorship Celebration
* Maternity Hair Kits
* Community Outreach for Bhutanese Refugee Health

Clinical Care
* Serious Illness Care Program
* Caring for Patients With Sensory Considerations
* Penn State Health Music Therapy Adult Expressions & Mindfulness Package

Medical Research
* Novel Methodology to Study Poliomaviruses for the Development of Drugs &
* ALS Brain-Computer Interface

Combo of Clinical Care & Community Outreach
* Improving Outcome for heart Failure patients Through Medication Optimization & Diet Education

Global Health
* Cataract Equipment In Ghana